That’s not good news. The good news will be “I’m at #scio14“, because I’ve got a lot of traveling ahead of me. And it’s been one of those days that I always dread: the day I have to return tests in genetics. I write hard tests…well, not really that hard conceptually, but I avoid questions …
Category Archive: Personal
Feb 26 2014
Jan 30 2014
I do sometimes get out and spend some time with the little branch campuses of my university. On 5 February, at 3:30 in 335 Borlaug Hall, I’ll be talking about… How can you change the culture if you won’t join the conversation? Science and social media The values of scientists often poorly align with some …
Jan 18 2014
You can listen on the Freedom From Religion Foundation podcast for 11 January 2014.
Jan 16 2014
When I got home last night, I saw something ominous. Leaning up against my door was one of those overnight letters from Fed Ex. This: I thought, uh-oh, who’s suing me now? Because there’s nothing I’m doing that requires the urgency of an overnight letter (it even announced on the back in big bold orange …
Jan 10 2014
The double bill at the Morris theater had me concerned about you guys. As for Minnesota, it’s wonderful! It was -2°C outside, so I went for a nice long walk. Hatless. Gloveless. I unzipped my coat, even. If I’d done another mile, I might have stripped down to my underwear and danced all the way …
Jan 09 2014
We woke up at 4am to a strange gurgling sound and a flooded kitchen. Y’all know what that means: emergency plumbing service call and a big bill to come. I am now waiting by the phone for a return call. Also, had to clean up the mess, and this was dirty, foul, black water. I’m …
Jan 06 2014
It’s so darned cold — -30°C, with windchills that make me want to switch to Kelvin — that my university has closed, as well as all the local schools. But I still have to trek in to feed the fish at my lab, and this time I thought I’d record my whole journey on ShiverCam …
Dec 26 2013
Relax tonight. Start getting stuff together for spring semester tomorrow. I beat the deadline by a whole six hours!
Dec 21 2013
I have fled the state of Minnesota and am now in Boulder, Colorado…and look! My daughter has one of those unbiblical pagan decorated trees! The war on Christmas continues. I didn’t finish my grading. I brought a bunch of it with me, sad to say.
Dec 19 2013